India edges closer to top 100 in FIFA rankings

India, which is on 233 points, will shoot up to 331 ranking points on the back of two away victories.

India is on course for a big jump in its FIFA rankings after its recent victory against Myanmar in Yangon on Tuesday. According to reports, the Blues are likely to occupy the 101st place in the rankings that will be released by FIFA in April.

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As per the prognosis tool offered in the FIFA website, India, which is on 233 points, will shoot up to 331 ranking points on the back of two away victories. The Blue Tigers will be tied on points with Nicaragua, Lithuania and Estonia. This will be India’s best ranking since February 1996, when the team was 94th.

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While the exact ranking cannot be confirmed, it is very likely that the Indian football team will have a rank between 101 and 105. Bolivia’s upset defeat of Argentina means the side will occupy the 100th spot in the April rankings.

India next plays an international friendly against Lebanon on June 7th which will be followed by an AFC Asia Cup qualifier against Kyrgyz Republic on June 13th. Two positive results in these matches could help India to a double-digit ranking.

Brazil to go top

The Selecao is all set to top the FIFA rankings after becoming the first team to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup with a 3-0 victory over Paraguay. This will be the first time Brazil will go top of the rankings since April 2010. Argentina is likely to remain second in the list even after the defeat to Bolivia, while Germany, Chile and Colombia are expected to make up the top five.

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